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August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar man accused of stealing $26,247 from insurance clients

A Dunbar man is facing 15 felony charges along with six misdemeanors through the Attorney General’s office for insurance fraud, identity theft, forgery and related crimes after investigators allege he stole $26,247.73 over the span of his emplo More...

News

Perryopolis man charged with assault

A Perryopolis man punched another man in the mouth, knocking out one tooth and loosening another, borough police said.  Christopher Brown, 25, of rear 123 Janet St., was arraigned Wednesday on aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple More...

Trump-McConnell feud threatens GOP agenda, re-election prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated. More...

Police news reported

Window damaged   Someone damaged a front window to a Scottdale man’s home, state police at Uniontown said.  The incident took place between Aug.13 and Sunday, police said.  Charles Connors owns the home on Montgomery Road in Uppe More...

Opinion

Should Frank Rizzo statue stay or go?

(AP) –– One of the more powerful and primal images is that of a toppling statue. The fallen statues of Saddam Hussein, Josef Stalin, and even King George III have served as potent signals of regime change.  More...

Eclipse breaks boundaries

(AP) –– For a few hours on Monday, Aug. 21, divisions faded across the country as the sun dimmed, was blotted out in some areas, then returned.  More...

Let’s erect monuments to best among us

WASHINGTON –– In the mid-’90s, after the Soviet Union collapsed, I went to an old park in Moscow where the Russians had deposited pieces of the monuments of the “great” communist leaders that had been knocked down.  More...

Sports

Falcons, Red Raiders set for opener

The high school football season kicks off on Friday night, and local fans will have a chance to see one team take the lead in a longstanding rivalry.  More...

MP tennis team off to good start

It’s a new season for Mt. Pleasant girls tennis, and it’s largely a new team as well. “We graduated six seniors, and we have four seniors this year,” head coach Allison Leonard said. More...

Sports Notices

FOOTBALL  CAHS tickets  Connellsville football reserved season tickets will be on sale at the Connellsville Stadium ticket booth today from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $25 per seat.  OUTDOORS  HTE class   More...

Hearing continued for police chief Miller

In South Connellsville dispute

A pretrial hearing was continued Wednesday for South Connellsville’s police chief so a Fayette County judge could read a transcript.  Assistant District Attorney Melinda Dellarose and Chief Russell Miller’s attorney, Michelle Kelley, More...

Cyber school saving CASD more than half-million dollars

One year after starting its own cyber school program, the Connellsville Area School District is realizing savings and bringing students back into the district.  More...

Man accused of killing city woman wants charges dismissed

A man accused of killing a Connellsville woman wants a co-defendant’s testimony during a preliminary hearing to be suppressed.  In a motion filed in Fayette County Court, Peter Lee Shoemaker Jr. More...

Connellsville gets ready for comprehensive plan

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority is gearing up for its 2018 Comprehensive Plan. More...

Obituaries

William D. Knopsnider

Connellsville

William (Bill) David Knopsnider, 60, of Connellsville, passed away on Aug. 18, 2017, at Latrobe Hospital.  He was born Oct. 22, 1956, in Connellsville, a son of the late Domer Eugene and Cecilia Eva (Bailey) Knopsnider.  More...

Dortha D. Marker

Stahlstown

Dortha Douglas Marker, 97, of Stahlstown, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in the Ligonier Gardens. She was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Jones Mills, a daughter of the late Robert H. and Settie Miller Douglas. More...

Nellie M. Taxacher

Mt. Pleasant

Nellie Mae Taxacher, 87, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, in the Harmon House, Mt. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” (Zechariah 14:9 AKJV)  We are one day closer to that reality. Jesus is Lord!   More...

When and how should you take medication with food?

Dear Doctor: When a medication says “take with food,” what exactly does that mean? If you take it with a few crackers, does that count? I have a medication I take before going to bed, when I don’t feel like eating anything big! More...

Scottdale’s Loucks Park Gala a success

A belated thanks to everyone who helped to make the Loucks Park Gala on Aug. 20 a success. It was great to see volunteers working together. KidStitch will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Scottdale Public Library on Spring Street. More...

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